Week of  May 20, 2018

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated this weekend in all services in the Church with individual cups.


Here at St. John Lutheran Church, we believe, teach and confess that the bread and wine we eat and drink at Holy Communion is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly present in this meal giving us the benefits He won for us on the cross: forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Holy Communion is also a meal that expresses unity in faith and belief among those who partake in it. Because of this, and because those who eat and drink unworthily do so to their great harm, we ask those of you with us who are guests and visitors to this church to please speak to one of the pastors or elders before communing. Please leave the grape juice for those with special medical needs and have spoken to pastors. Thank you and may God bless you in worship today!

ALTAR FLOWERS this weekend are in memory of Maurice Reeb. Given by Marilyn Reeb.

OUR CHURCH YEAR BEGINS JULY 1 – This means that new schedules for the new church year will be formulated shortly.  If you are interested in serving our Lord and St. John in the following positions, please let the church office know before Monday, June 4.  The positions are:  Altar guild, clicker, elder, fellowship, greeter, lay reader, power point composer, trustee, usher, videographer, and worship team member.   

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS – It is time to renew your Lutheran Witness for the new subscription year.  Please contact the church office and let us know if you want to renew your subscription. The cost is $15.96 for the year, payable to the church. This is a price reduction as a group subscription. Please renew by May 24, 2018.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY – The youth will not hold Bible study this summer starting June 3 through August. We plan on resuming in September. Youth going into grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to attend our Youth nights for time in God’s word, fellowship and games. Please see the youth bulletin board for times and dates.

DELAY START – There is a scheduled delay start day on May 22. The Tigers Den will be open for students.

8th GRADE GRADUATION – St. John Lutheran’s 8th grade graduation is June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the church.  The guest speaker will be Kevin Creutz, Superintendent of Lutheran Schools in Ohio.  Please make plans to attend this worship service.

SUMMER CHILD CARE – If you are in need of summer child care please contact the Tigers’ Den.  They are available 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Call 419-782-1751 for additional information or check out the Tigers Den at stjohntigers.com

YOUTH GARAGE SALE Start cleaning out those attics,

garages and closets! Youth garage sale will be June 15 & 16. We will be taking donations starting June 10 through 13.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THE POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE – Thanks to all the volunteers for their help in making the Post Office Food drive a success.  Your hard work is much appreciated.

COMPASSION SUNDAY-MAY 20At the sponsorship table in the lower hallway you will find photos of boys and girls who need you. They need you to choose them, support them, sponsor them and give them a voice. Will you speak up and tell a child, “I see you and I will not let poverty steal your life”? Say “YES!” Sponsor a child today. People will be at the table on Sunday, May 20, to answer any questions you may have. Thank you 

HOSTS FOR PROGRESSIVE PICNIC – Looking for hosts for a Progressive Picnic for our youth and chaperones on August 26 starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending around 7:30 p.m. Each host would have a specific part of the meal: appetizers, soup and salad, main course and dessert for about 20-30 people. (Actual head count can be given closer to date.) The youth would travel around in a group to each person’s home. It’s a good time to get to know the youth and have some fun. Please contact Angie Morris at 419-782-5766 or 419-956-1171 if you are interested or have any questions.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lunch Room. The proposed budget will be presented and voted upon. Please make plans to attend. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – to drop off bulletins and visit at The Laurels and Kingsbury nursing homes from May 21 through August.  Once a week you drop off the bulletin and visit with members.  If you have any interest in helping with this, please contact the church office.

IN “HONOR OF” OR IN “MEMORY OF”  – If you would like to contribute to any of the following items in “Honor of” or “Memory of”, please send your check and include the person’s name you want to pay tribute to. Thank you for continued support.

  1. Communion Elements
  • Wine  ($18.00 a gallon)
  • Wafers ($15.00 a box)
  • Individual Cups ($16.00 for 1,000)
  1. Oil for the candles ($50.00 for a 2.5 gallon jug)
  2. Repair & Replacement (any amount is appreciated to maintain the equipment)
  3. Wax (we used 11/5 gallon boxes of wax last summer) $100.00 for 5 gallons total of $1,100.
  4. Food Pantry (any amount is appreciated)
  5. Baptism Banners ($60.00 per year)
  6. Morning Meditations ($900.00 a year)
  7. Pod Cast ($12.00 a month putting sermons on the internet) 
  8. Weekly Radio Broadcast ($400.00 a month)
  9. Web Page ($700.00 a year)
May 12 & 13, 2018
6:30 p .m.    69
8:00 a.m.     74
9:30 a.m.     198
11:00 a.m.   69
          Total: 410